Colleges in Austin

Colleges in Austin

Austin is Texas’ state capital, the fourth most populous city in the state, and is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Texas flagship location and headquarters. UT-Austin, whose Department of Radio-Television-Film has helped the city become a popular location for motion pictures, is considered a Public Ivy and a member of the Association of American Universities. The city of Austin also hosts several film festivals, including the SXSW Film Festival. The Texas State University System (TSUS) is also headquartered in downtown Austin, in O. Henry Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Considered a major center for high tech, Austin’s technology and defense industry sectors have rapidly grown thanks in large part to engineering and computer science graduates. The area has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” and has operations for big-name companies that include 3M, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox, Paypal, Qualcomm, Inc.,and more. Austin is also part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under Media Arts.

Austin is home to a number of religious institutions, including the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Austin Graduate School of Theology, St. Edward’s University, and Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution affiliated with the Methodist church. The Austin Community College District (ACC) is also centrally located around the city of the same name and serves more than 100,000 students in the area through its network of campuses.  

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A Public Ivy and space-grant institution, the University of Texas at Austin is one of nine academic universities in the UT system, and also the first. Founded in 1883 and home to 18 schools and colleges, it is one of the largest schools in the US but...

“…it is a great school because of the atmosphere, teachers, and everything that has to do with austin. it is at an awesome location. i feel welcomed and happily plan to live and get a job here.” – Emile from Dallas, TX

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a 4-year public school in south Texas and the largest campus in the TSU system. TSU hosts nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 98 academic majors. Every year, Texas State unveils a Common...

“…texas state is a picturesque school full of life, diverse, with a river that runs through it, and also full of people that are willing to help you on anything from personal problems, to math homework. ” – Genesis from Houston, TX

Founded in 1840, Southwestern University is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Austin metro area and the oldest university in Texas. Southwestern grants undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors and minors. Additionally, Southwestern originated...

“…southwestern is a phenomenal university. it provides every student with great resources to be successful. attending southwestern university was the best choice i ever made. ” – Maria from Jarrell, TX

Founded in the Holy Cross tradition, St. Edward’s University is a Roman Catholic institution in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s confers bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic majors and is also home to pre-professional programs in fields of law, medicine,...

“…An incredibly beautiful school with a rich, proud history. Small, with attention payed to every student. A bit expensive, but well worth the money.” – Diana from Santa Fe, NM

Huston-Tillotson University is a private historically black institution located in Austin, Texas. It is affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church and offers students a weekly chapel service, bible study groups, and...

“…A small university main purpose to better educate kids and send graduates off with a wide variety of opportunties to suceed in life.” – Shaniqua from Killeen, TX

Austin Community College district is a 2-year institution based in Austin, Texas. ACC offers associate degrees and professional certification programs. High school students can sign up for dual-credit programs and earn college credit while working on...

“…Austin Community College has a diverse array of educational programs available. They have wonderful staff would work exceptionally hard to accommodate the needs of their students while providing a top quality educational program. This is one of the...” – Michael from AUSTIN, TX

Established under the synod of Texas in the Presbyterian Church, the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate institution dedicated to training students for the ministry. Austin Seminary is home to four master’s degree...

Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Austin Graduate School of Theology is a Christian graduate school in Texas’ capital city. With a focus on training students for ministry, Austin Grad offers a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and master’s...

Affiliated with the Episcopal church, Seminary of the Southwest is a Christian graduate school in Austin. Southwest grants master’s degrees in Divinity, Religion, Spiritual Formation, Chaplaincy, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Additionally,...